My workout was rushed, I had 45 minutes to replicate monday's hour long session. Since I did it on Thursday I knew it would be faster but this time I also added a 4 minute warm-up on the tread mill.
1 min at 3.5
1 min at 6.5
1 minute at 9.0
the last minute at 4.
It definitely gets the heart rate going, and moving with that momentum I powered through the workout, sure at some points with far less grace than I wished, but hey who really cares. Hopefully my trainer can give me the names of the exercises and I'll post the workout, for a record and also to get some feedback, but a this point it would be silly for me to try to explain what I did. Suffice to say I'm sweating (and swearing) by the end and don't look very girlie while doing it :) So now I run out of the gym, get home, tag Mark and he's off with the boys to his daddy and kid program while I take Annaliese to a birthday party. So birthday party, visit with a friend on our way home, bulk barn run (to pick up some gluten free supplies), stop at Starbucks to refuel on a decaf and free mini pastry (Annaliese picked the pink cake on a stick! interesting idea isn't it?), then back home to clean, cook pizza and enjoy the pizza with some friends.
Since I've decided to challenge myself to try to go more gluten free I've decided to post the list of symptoms I could find for gluten intollerence.
the specific symptoms of gluten intolerance and celiac disease?
- Weight loss or weight gain
- Nutritional deficiencies due to malabsorbtion e.g. low iron levels
- Gastro-intestinal problems (bloating, pain, gas, constipation, diarrhea)
- Fat in the stools (due to poor digestion)
- Aching joints
- Head aches
- Irritability and behavioural changes
- Infertility, irregular menstrual cycle and miscarriage
- Cramps, tingling and numbness
- Slow infant and child growth
- Decline in dental health
I pleasantly surprised Mark when I made gluten free brownies (I bought a small bag of the powdered mix at Bulk barn) and of course I beefed up the recipe by adding, walnuts, hemp hearts and chunks of 80% dark chocolate, oats and only halved the brownie mix. I didn't put the amount of oil (actually the recipe card asked for butter), I used way less and used egg whites instead of a whole egg. I also used almond milk instead of water. And wow they were soo good. Oven was 375F and I used my muffin tin and it made 12, they were rich and crispy and so full of flavour. I ate 3 and so did Mark!
All this to say, if you want to start experimenting with healthy baking but you don't want to flop on your face and get Frisbee-like food , start by buying the mix and add to it, substitute and just see what happens. Eventually you will find that you don't need the pre-mix crutch and you'll spread you wings and take flight in your own kitchen. And remember I am not endorsing pre-mixes 7 day's of the week, by my 80/20 rule of clean eating, experimenting with processed foodstuffs is ok on the weekend! All in the name of learning to intuitively cook/bake clean eats!